Monday, January 23, 2006

Documentary on Business Culture in China

Nick Torrens mailed me to say his documentary "The Men Who Would Conquer China" will be broadcast on ABC TV Monday January 23, 2006 at 9.30pm. I saw a preview of this last year when it was up for an AFI Award (which it won).

The documentary looks at US businessman teaming up with a Hong Kong partner to invest in mainland Chinese businesses. It is both educational and entertaining, but isn't too flattering towards US understanding of other cultures. It very much matched my experience in 2003 when I was the guest of the Beijing Olympic Committee with web experts from around the world.

Just to make this relevant, Nick mentioned the documentary is being sold to US business schools as educational material. So how would you turn such material into a more online friendly format? One answer might be metadata.

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